Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - LIFESTYLE -

CHRIS Goldberg con­sid­ers her­self lucky to have won the City of South Perth Emerg­ing Artist Peo­ple’s Choice award.

The Lath­lain artist was dou­bly sur­prised to have her art­work pasted up in the un­der­ground carpark on An­gelo Street in South Perth.

“It feels nice to get any award and the Peo­ple’s Choice award is par­tic­u­larly re­ward­ing,” she said.

“The idea of the paint­ing came from a pho­to­graph at the Glas­ton­bury Fes­ti­val of a man en­joy­ing a show with gui­tar and I added the dog.

“The char­ac­ter was eye­catch­ing and I thought he looked nice.”

Goldberg said she was happy with how the art­work turned out but she did not have any ex­pec­ta­tion of win­ning an award.

“The feed­back that I re­ceived was that peo­ple liked it and the char­ac­ter makes you laugh be­cause he is laugh­ing,” she said.

The 2016 Emerg­ing Artist Award once again ex­hib­ited a sig­nif­i­cant num­ber of qual­ity en­tries, with 73 art­works on dis­play to the pub­lic dur­ing Oc­to­ber.

Sculp­ture, video, pho­tog­ra­phy, acrylic and mixed me­dia all fea­tured in this year’s ex­hi­bi­tion, the most di­verse in the award’s his­tory.

Chris Goldberg was sur­prised at the size of the paste-up of her art­work in South Perth.

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